What happened with the Stella Maris opportunity?

The board decided in May of 2017 that the combination of legal costs from a planned lawsuit opposing a structure at the former Stella Maris site and the drawn out struggle it was intended to generate were not in the library’s or community’s best interests.

While the board of trustees didn’t have enough time to gather all the information needed to decide if the Stella Maris site would have ultimately worked for us, we felt it was best to move on. We’re incredibly grateful to Peter and Elsa Soderberg for their generous offer, and we’re still working to find the best solution for the future of the library.